Friday, January 20, 2012

Girls and Their New Toys

Well Hello!

After much debating with myself for some time now, and I guess it came to a head when Anna was here and we both wanted to sew.  I knew the Bernina which belonged to my mum and I got when she passed away, was coming to the end of it's life and for the new sewing projects that I would like to persue, I had to do something.  I looked around and talked with a friend who sews a lot, and looked a bit more and the decision was made.

I will let the photos do the talking.

by itself

with the mega sized tray on it

and the scissors, these are just fabulous and there is no more cotton all over the floor and no more wastage! 

I am tickled pink with this machine and I know I am going to have hours and hours of fun with it, so keep watching and see what is produced over the nexe few months.

And during last year, I remodeled my sewing room.  I had bits of furniture in there, and it really did not work at all.  No space to spread myself and fabrics and bits as I would have liked.

This is the outcome....

The baskets on the shelf there are from my gradmothers collection and from my Aunt who made it some years ago and gave it to me for my birthday.  I would have been about 12 at the time.  Both very special.

the sewing end

the whole room.

I do spend a lot of time in here, poking around, on the computer, and constantly tidying it up!  Constantly, so now I hope that things are sorted enough for me to actually accomplish something lol.  I do love my little room, and what is best, it can be shut off from the rest of the house and no one would know what is going on in there! hehe

And lastly, my lovely neighbour Juene passed away. She had a stoke some seven weeks ago, and as a feisty, independent, lovely woman, she went to a lady who had to depend on everyone for help. She would never be able to come and live back in our lovely neighbourhood and she slipped away last Sunday morning. It was very sad to see this 85 year old who was extremely sprighty go this way. She had a lovely service yesterday, the church was full, outside was full, and people hearts were full of all of Juene's love for her family. A wonderful family she has too. Rest well Juene.



Deb said...

Hi Kath,I am so sad to hear of your neighbours passing but it would have been so sad to see her struggling after her stroke when she had been so spritely.
Loving your new sewing machine, how exciting, you are definitely going to have hours of fun on it.

Alison said...

Ooh Kath...a lovely new machine! I've been a Janome girl since 1993 and adore mine. Hope you have many good years with her.

So sorry to hear about your neighbour.

Raewyn said...

Kath, your new machine is a beauty and your sewing area fabulous. All those tidy spaces waiting for busy-ness. Sorry to hear about your neighbour.

Lesley said...

That is a fantastic sewing machine Kath.Looking forward to seeing the results of your work with it.Your sewing room is lovely and light:)

It is so sad when someone is struck down in such a way. I'm glad the service was a lovely and that so many people showed their affection for your neighbour.

Wendy said...

How lovely to have a new machine. You will enjoy creating with it. Pleased to see you spoiling yourself. Your sewing room is looking good too.

StitchCat said...

Awesome sewing machine kath...and I love your sewing room. Nice!!!

Von said...

My condolences on the loss of a lovely neighbor.

I think you made a good choice for your new sewing machine. I've had a Janome for about 15 years and love it a lot! Wish it had that scissors feature tho! :D

Your sewing room is nice and bright and so well organized! Now get in there and get busy, lol!

Deb said...

Oooh, lovely Kath. You will have lots of fun with your new toy.

So sorry to hear about your neighbour. It's always so hard when you lose your independence.